STRATEGIES/ACTIVITIES Presentations * Cabaret performances (voice/piano) of art songs, musical theater, blues, jazz, vintage tunes, and operatic arias by Lynn West with Charles Smith as accompanist.
* Charles and Lynn do an inspiring speaking presentation where Charles speaks out about living with ASD.
* Poetry presentations, which may include: --original poems read by Lynn West; --original poems read by Charles Joseph Smith --Lynn West singing her poems that are arranged and set to music by Charles Joseph Smith
Workshops These workshops will mainly be for people with ASD, but can be possible also for those who do not have ASD. * One-day or multiple-day seminars in musical improvisation. * One-day or multiple-day seminars in writing original blues poems using AAB stanza structure. * Workshops in collaborative creative movement, which may include Butoh and mime dancing.
Classes * Ballroom dance classes and other partner dance classes designed especially for those with ASD.
* Music appreciation and/or music lessons, especially in piano, for K-12 students with ASD. IN THE FUTURE...... We are thinking of planning satellite sites where there will be focus on outreach activities in music, art, or writing (especially poetry). Some will be located in Chicago, others will be in Evanston, IL and Champaign-Urbana, IL.